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It took them a good while to get going, but in the end Mayo did more than enough to see off the challenge of Meath and leave themselves with a fighting chance of making it out of the Super 8s.
They travelled in their thousands, making the long trek from all corners of Mayo from early morning and they waited until the bitter end and it was a sobering conclusion for the Mayo faithful in Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney - but the end in this came long before the final whistle was blown.
They came in their thousands and thousands across the Atlantic. Flights from New York, Shannon and wherever else possible carried the faithful in their droves.
There is very little that can be said about the Mayo faithful that has not already been said or seen on social media or the RTE news over the past few days.
Heading to Croke Park to face Kerry used to be the thing that would fill Mayo supporters with a sense of dread in their stomachs - but since James Horan's first stint in charge of the Mayo team, things have swung in Mayo's favour.
Mayo knew that things had to go in their favour elsewhere if they were to make next Sunday’s league final – but they still had to take care of business themselves to make sure they were still in with a shout of a place in the final.
A Saturday evening in February is never the date to mark your cards for what you will expect to happen later on in the Summer.
Mayo picked up their second win on the bounce in the National Football League on Sunday - with a display impressive performance against last years beaten All Ireland finalists.
The entrance hallway into the Mayo dressing room provided a small bit of welcome shelter from the elements for James Horan on Saturday night after he had spent the best part of the previous two hours putting his imposing frame square against the wind and rain that ripped right down the heart of McHale Park all evening - while instructing his players who were battling as much against the weather as their opponents on the field.
Mayo exited the FBD League on Sunday last after going down to Galway on penalties in Tuam - while Mayo now have a weekend off from official competitions, they won't be resting on their laurels as they gear up for the arrival of Anthony Cunningham's men on Saturday week.